Year: 1989 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.19, no.3, (Fall 1989), p.305-313 SIEC No: 19900151

Discusses recommendations for treating suicidal Asian patients based on the author’s observations of US suicide prevention programs. Issues examined include the language barrier, characteristic Asian logic, atypical depressive symptoms Asians often manifest, submissiveness & the concept of privacy & confidentiality. The US therapist should comprehend Asian cultural differences, give more concrete & direct advice & involve family members in psychotherapy when treating the suicidal Asian patient.